What is a Feminist? New Yorkers Respond.


Stereotypes of feminism come front in center when the question is taken to the streets of New York.

So Many Sirens: Memories of 9/11 in NYC

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Recalling September 11th in New York, when my wife and I were only students.

Did Providence Really Intercede, and Get Me Fired?

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Losing a Job I Loved Changed My Life in Ways I Could Never Have Imagined

New York Promised Help for Mentally Ill Inmates — But Still Sticks Many in Solitary

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A 2007 federal court order required New York to provide inmates with “serious” mental illness more treatment while in solitary. And a follow-up law enacted in 2011 all but bans such inmates from being put there altogether.

Federal Judge Rules Stop-and-Frisk Unconstitutional


In the broadest legal decision on the New York Police Department’s stop and frisk program yet, a federal judge ruled on Monday that the program is unconstitutional and violates the Fourth Amendment and 14th Amendment.

Child-Support: Paying Your Fair-Share Or Funding Your Ex-Spouse’s Spending Spree?


Yes, paying an ex-spouse may be difficult, yet divorce attorney Morgan Leia Richardson demonstrates the true fairness of child support laws and their importance.

Infidelity and Powerful Men

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What the Anthony Weiner scandal teaches us about cheating and power dynamics between the sexes in America.

A Case to Make Prosecutors Personally Accountable

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This case shines a light on the issue of what are known as material witness orders, a poorly understood aspect of New York’s criminal justice system in which people who are potential witnesses to crimes can be detained, evaluated and perhaps compelled to disclose what they know.

Is Eloping Hip?


Despite protests of “being too young”, Taylor Campbell and his (now) wife, Gabrielle, were eager to be married. Here is his beautiful recollection of their blooming romance and marriage.

New York’s Attorney General Plans to Investigate ‘Payroll Debit Cards’

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They appear to offer convenience, but the prepaid debit cards offered by employers may actually cost employees more than they are worth.

How to end Stop and Frisk in New York


If you want to end the controversial Stop and Frisk policy in New York City, you have six weeks to do it.

WWII Airman’s Remains Identified and Returned to His Family


Mort Licari, the airman’s brother said, “There was the period in which we didn’t know what happened to him. All we know now is that he’s on his way back to us.”

Anthony Weiner: We’re Done, Go Home and Get a Life


Tsach Gilboa doesn’t care what Anthony Weiner does in his private life with his phone. He does care whether he serves the people as a politician.

Anthony Weiner Says He’s Not an Addict: Pardon Me If I Don’t Believe Him


The Rev. Dr. Neil O’Farrell sees the elephant in the room when it comes to Weiner’s behavior, and he thinks Weiner should too.

Should New York Compel Judges to Report Problem Prosecutors?

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During the investigation for this series, reporters for ProPublica reviewed a decade’s worth of court documents and found 30 instances in which state or federal courts identified misconduct serious enough to throw out a conviction. Yet hardly anyone involved in the prosecutions was held accountable.

Hot July

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Carl Bosch is in New York City in a summertime swelter, and it’s not fun. And then, suddenly, it is.